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New Walmart will open soon in Lower Allen Township

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A new Walmart in Lower Allen Township is scheduled to open August 6 and will attract more than 5,000 shoppers daily.

The store is smaller than most, at 89,000 square-feet, and it will be home to more than 200 employees.

Store manager Chad Roeting, a Camp Hill native, is excited about being a part of a new addition to the region.

"To be able to come back here is amazing," Roeting said, "and to bring jobs to the community makes you feel good."

Businesses owners along Hartzdale Drive hope to benefit from their new neighbor. Pedro Garcia is the owner of Five Brothers Pizza across the street. He is optimistic that he will see more foot traffic

"I think it is going to help us a lot." Garcia said. "I hope there will be a lot more people in our restaurant."

Impressions Salon accepts walk-ins. Store manager Jamie La Rosa says she expects Walmart shoppers to stop in her salon, and she thinks the store traffic will have a major impact on other businesses in the area.

"I think it is going to be good for all businesses because there are some that people don't know about," La Rosa said. "Now they will because they are going to Walmart."

The Walmart will be open 24 hours a day and managers are still in the process of hiring more associates.

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